Travel to Nepal
8 Days Tibet Tour
Travel to Nepal
Itinerary Detail
Day 01 – After breakfast you will be transferred to the International Airport to connect the flight Kathmandu/ Lhasa by SZ 408 (Etd 1015 Hrs.)

The flight is one hour ten minutes and it is one of the most beautiful flights in the world. First the flight East approaching Dorje Lakpa, the Jugal Himal, Gauri Shankar, Choyu, Lhotse, Mt. Everest and Makalu. Then after flying to the North on the left side of the aircraft, we see the Chomo Lihari (7315m.) of Bhutan including the whole of the Kanchanjunga Massif, Makalu and East face of Chomolunga (Mt. Everest). The flight takes a sharp from Northwards and flies over the Mountain range of Nozin Khang Sa and Lake Yamdrok and follows the Yarlung Tsangpo River on the east.

Upon arrival at Gongar Airport (ETA 1400 Hrs.), Lhasa. Meet, assist and transfer: and drive to Lhasa along the banks of the Brahmaputra, past yak-skin boats and giant carved Buddha’s, through Tibetan villages and then into the Lhasa valley itself for your glimpse of the golden roofs of the Potala Palace.

Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet at an altitude of 3650m, is situated on the north bank of the kyichu River. Lhasa in Tibetan means ‘Place of the Gods’ and ‘Potala Palace’, the residence of the Dalai Lama (the god king), is the early representation of the celestial Palace of Avaloketeswora, the Buddha of infinite compassion whose incarnation in the human form is believed to be the Dalai lama. As Tibet’s political, religious and cultural center it is a city truly blessed by the gods, where life is unhurried, its people jovial and yet remaining staunchly independent.

Overnight at the Hotel Lhasa.

Day 02 – AM: Visit Sera Monastery: 5 km (3 miles) north of Lhasa. Sera setting are one of Lhasa’s prettiest. Once a community of more than 5,000 monks, it was virtually extinguished by the Chinese. The restored monastery sits below the brow of a hill on which Tsongkhapa built a hermitage and spent several years meditating. One of the monks’ disciples began building Sera in 1419, completing it a few years later.

Later on visit Jokhang Temple: Situated in the heart of old Lhasa, it houses Tibet’s most precious religious relic, a golden Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gompo, Surrounding the Jokhang Temple is bustling Barkhor market place which is the religious and social focus of Lhasa.

Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.

Day 03 – AM: This morning you will have time to explore the famed Potala Palace, the former winter residence of Dalai Lamas. The Potala is a magnificent building of over 1000 rooms that towers over the Lhasa valley. Completed in 1693, it is still considered to be one of the architectural wonders of the world.

Thereafter visit Drepung Monastery: Drive 8 kms west of Lhasa to Drepung Monastery. Said to be the largest monastery in the world housing over 10,000 monks, it was founded in 1416 by the disciple of Je Tsonkhapa, founder of the yellow hat Gelukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The second third and fourth Dalai Lamas and were entombed here. Drepung in Tibetan means ‘rice mound.’

Then visit The Norbulingkha: The ‘Jewel Park’ as it is known in Tibetan, was built in the 18th century and served as the Summer Palace of the Dalai Lamas. This colorful garden landscape was the site of picnic and public gatherings. The palaces are richly decorated, creating an atmosphere of peaceful repose.

Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.

Day 04 – Lhasa – Gyanstse

Drive Lhasa – Gyanste via Yamdrok Lake. Gyangtse is small busting town steeped in history. It lies 264 kms southwest of Lhasa on the northern bank of the Nyang Chu River. In the 15th century it served as the capital of a small kingdom. The beautiful Kumbum chorten, built around 1400 AD and huge ruined castle bear witness to the powers that ruled then. It later became the main center for trade with British India and the focal point of Young husband’s British Expedition to Tibet in 1904 when his soldier defeated some 5000 Tibetans and destroyed the fort by cannon fire.

Then it can be very rewarding to have a look around the fascinating typically Tibetan town or even climb to the top of the fort (but first gate must be opened). There are restaurants and shops in the main street and closer to the hotel, as well as the usual hotel restaurants. Try eating traditional momos, balls of meat encashed in dough and chung – a beer made from barley.

PM: Visit Kumbum: it is one of the most unique and magnificent buildings in Tibet consisting of 6 storeys complete with a Buddhist Hall and a prayer hall. It has 112 chapels and its walls are adorned with religious paintings. Built in the 15th century, it has withstood all battles and revolutions since.
Overnight at Gyantse Hotel.

Day 05 – Gyantse/ Shigatse
A visit to Tashilumpo is today’s main highlight. It is the big monastery housing the biggest Maitreya, which is about 26 meters in height. The disciple of Tsongkapa called Genden Drup in 1447 AD founded it. Ganden Drup as letter named Dalai Lama Chapter. The monastery standing rocketed, however, when the 15th Dalai Lama declared his teacher – then abbot of Tashilampo, to be manifestation of Amitabha. Thus Tashilampo became the seat of an important lineage line The Pachaen Lamas (Heart Scholar) second only to Dalai Lama.
In the late evening for those who are interested can visit the old Bazzar or stay free.

Day 06 – Shigatse – Tingri
Drive to Tingri. On the way our first destination is Shakya monastery. The Sakapa has a history of over 900 years. It was the undisputed ruler of the Tibet for the second half of the 13th century. It s collection of Buttist text is very impressive. King Chogayal Pho, whose family goes back to the time of King Trisong Detsen, founded Sakya North on the north bank of the trum. Sakya South was built by the Saka Pancjen Sakya Zongpo, on orders from the famous Sakya Patriarch, Phagpa. (1235-80).

After our visit of the Sakya monastery we return to the highway and drive to Tingri.
Overnight at the hotel Qomolangma.

Day 07 – Xegar – Zyamgmu
Today is our first Everest Day, permitting the weather is clear. We stop at Old Tingri for photograph of Everest and other mountains. We head to our last pass Lalung – leh (5050mt). After crossing the pass we decent to the Indian Plains. We get to see a lot of waterfalls, flowers and pine trees after Nylam a small village. In the evening we reach our last stop a small town called Zyangmu (Border town).
Overnight at the hotel Zhangmu

Day 08 – Zyangmu/ Kathmandu
Drive to Kodari to enter Nepal. Clear customs, change the vehicle and continue driving to Kathmandu. (114km)
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